Jets roller coaster season continues

Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save on Jets' Eric Tangradi during the second period...

Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save on Jets' Eric Tangradi during the second period of their game in Winnipeg Feb. 15, 2013. (Fred Greenslade/Reuters)

PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:56 PM ET

WINNIPEG - Just one week ago, they looked half-buried under a pile of road dust.

Five straight losses from the Winnipeg Jets had the NHL gravedigger preparing a plot for them somewhere under a shady tree, on a hill, with a nice view of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

I’m not saying the guy has put down his shovel just yet.

But he has stopped digging long enough to straighten up and check out what’s happening out on the still-frozen Canadian prairie.

There’s a stirring. A sign of life.

And while it’s too early to tell if it’s for real, it’s at least worth a closer look.

Given how the Jets roll, this thing is going to go one of two extreme ways.

Because the Jets have been Team Extreme this season, piling up wins like winter snow over one stretch, falling in the standings like a hammer in a swimming pool the next.

That five-game losing streak capped a 3-8 plummet, ending only when the Jets came home to beat Philadelphia on the weekend.


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